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New Mural recognizing
those who made their
mark in West Reading

T

he summer before the passing of Elm Street Manager
and Public Art Organizer Dean Rohrbach, he began
to envision an expansion of the Cherry Street Mural
Corridor by extending the mural sites to include the 600 block
of Court Street. Dean's legacy was recognized last fall by the
renaming of the Cherry Street Mural Corridor as Dean's Way...a
double entendre that names both the street as well as Dean's
unique approach to life. Requests from the community for a
new mural to memorialize Dean were considered, but one wall
would never contain his huge contributions to West Reading's
neighborhoods.
This new mural, one of the first on Court Street, recognizes
Dean Rohrbach as well as a few other folks who have made
their mark on the creative community of West Reading. The
title is Our Wings to Remember, and the aim of the mural is to
do just that. Megan McClennan is the lead artist who designed
the amazing wings that were painted on the mural at 645 Court
Street. This mural was funded in part by the Wyomissing Area
Education Foundation. Below are a few of the people who are
recognized in the wings' design.
Nancey Seghetti opened the Back Room clothing shop around
1991 on Penn Avenue before its major streetscape renovation.
She also helped organize the first Art on the Avenue event and
later studied mosaic art, opened The Mosaic Studio and devoted
her life to this art form (even traveling to India to create mosaics
in the Rock Garden of Nek Chand). Delaney "Laney" Brown's
inspiring approach to life in the face of incredible obstacles
has had a lasting impact on our community through Laney's
Legacy of Hope. Jerry Theodossiou ran the Olympian Ballroom,
together with his wife Linda, who continues to teach dance in
Jerry's memory. Jerry won many prestigious dance awards in his
career and taught many at the Olympian Ballroom. Tom and
Tina Coleman settled in West Reading, and their love of family,
music and faith were central to their many years in West Reading.
Eventually a virtual element will be added to the mural which
will allow viewers to learn a little about the lives of these people.
Since this is a memorial mural, we're going to encourage people
who take pictures in front of Our Wings to Remember to
post them with a name they would like to memorialize and
#OurWingstoRemember.
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